Monday, March 24, 2008

Page 1 Consider (03/24)

  • Sox Addict: Not only is former New York governor Eliot Spitzer in hot water for paying for sex with hookers in the Northeast, now comes word of hard evidence against him in an attempt to smear political nemesis Joe Bruno -- and word that a GOP operative spilled the beans on Spitzer's hooker exploits in Florida last fall. (NYT)
  • Michael J. Mouse: I'm not sure which is more adorable: that a mouse could have Parkinson's Disease or that it could be successfully treated. (Reuters)

  • The 'Hills' Are Alive: Ginia Bellafante's brilliant and hilarious review of the return of "The Hills" is a must-read for fans and non-fans alike. (Poor Linda Stasi must just cringe when she reads these and think, "Why can't I have talent?") (NYT)

  • Big Man on Campus: I think basketball is by far the most boring "big" sport there is. (And don't even get me started on how dry it makes your hand when you play it.) But I couldn't help noticing how cute West Virginia star Joe Alexander was in his school's big upset over Duke. He's a regular Wally Szczerbiak in waiting. (Newsday)
  • Deal or No Deal? JP Morgan Chase was near a deal to quintuple its offer for Bear Stearns, the beleaguered investment bank, according to people involved in the deal. The sweetened offer -- of $10 a share instead of $2 -- is intended to win over stockholders who vowed to fight the original fire-sale deal, struck only a week ago at the behest of the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department. (NYT)

  • Get a Room: Novak Djokovic beat Mardy Fish, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, in the final at the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells. But it was Fish's semifinal victory that had me wondering if that Federer vs. Sampras match was as pro wrestling as I'd thought. (Reuters)
  • Crazy for You: Experts are said to be concerned about a new at-home test for bipolar disorder. Test? Who needs a test? I've been diagnosing friends and family for years. (AP)

  • Evolution: Tracing the history of when Barry Obama became Barack. I wonder if it's anything like the Kenny Walsh saga. (Newsweek)
  • Jerked Around: Florida prosecutors have decided to drop their case against an aide to the governor of Massachusetts who had been accused of sexual battery against a teenage boy in the steam room of a resort. (AP)

  • Angel in America: The wonderful Tony Kushner is being honored by the Guthrie Theater by producing his musical, "Caroline, or Change," as well as a collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's short plays as part of its 2008-09 season. (AP)
  • RIP: The founder of Popeyes Chicken died over the weekend at 64. There's a location across from where I work and I have to say it is unbelievably delicious. I also know that if keep eating there as often as I have been lately I will be dead by 46, which makes it fitting that the same weekend KFC announced a new grilled chicken option on its menu. (AP)
  • 1 comment:

    Dennis O'Hara said...

    Wow, I can't believe Al Copeland died. I still remember sitting in traffic every Christmas to see his light display, and seeing him in every Mardi Gras parade standing on his boat throwing beads at everyone. Popeye's has the best chicken, no doubt about it.